I bought a new DVD drive to replace my broken TS-L462 on Monday and am having trouble getting it to work within Windows XP. The only way ive been able to succeed so far is to boot with the old drive in, swap them over once Windows has loaded, then scan for new hardware in device manager. Once this is done the drive works perfectly and wrote a CD without any problems.
My laptop is a Samsung v25 and the drive in an NEC/Optiarc AD-5540A. I have searched several forums and it seems like im not the only one having this problem. I thought it may be an error with the drive but writing the CD got rid of those worries. Ive read a lot about setting the drive to use a secondary IDE drive, and also cable select but im not sure how to modify any of this.
Ive looked through the BIOS settings and have tried setting the drive to be the secondary master (both as “Auto” and “CD-Rom/DVD”) and neither of these have worked.
I hope there is an answer somewhere because constantly switching the drives over is making me pull my hair out! Any help will be much appreciated!